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Gurkha : Better to Die Than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas
by Kailash Limbu and Alexander Norman


Overview - In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a forty-eight hour operation. In the end, he and his men were under siege for thirty-one days - one of the longest such sieges in the whole of the Afghan campaign.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a forty-eight hour operation. In the end, he and his men were under siege for thirty-one days - one of the longest such sieges in the whole of the Afghan campaign.
Kailash Limbu recalls the terrifying and exciting details of those thirty-one days - in which they killed an estimated one hundred Taliban fighters - and intersperses them with the story of his own life as a villager from the Himalayas. He grew up in a place without roads or electricity and didn't see a car until he was fifteen.
Kailash's descriptions of Gurkha training and rituals - including how to use the lethal Kukri knife - are eye-opening and fascinating. They combine with the story of his time in Helmand to create a unique account of one man's life as a Gurkha.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781408705353
  • ISBN-10: 1408705354
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-22
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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